Study Materials for sbi clerk 2018 English Language : Idioms and Phrases
— to reprimand or scold : If you continue to be negligent, the teacher will blow you up.
— to collapse; to succumb to uncontrollable weeping : She broke down completely on hearing the news of her husband's death.
— to succumb to a nervous collapse through overwork or worry : He worked so hard that his health broke down near the examination.
— to announce by calling or shouting : The Manager called out to the peon that he was being immediately fired.
— to manage : He carried on his business so well that he soon amassed a huge fortune.
— to turn out successful : His speeches at the conference always came off beautifully.
— to elapse (used of time) : Months have gone by but I have not called upon him.
— to continue : Sugar stocks are not likely to hold out very long.
— to offer : She held out her hand to the Prince.
— to maintain : They have been trying to keep up their standard of living though there has been a considerable decline in their income.